Special Metals and Alloys


Nickel is widely used in many products for it’s corrosion resistance and is often alloyed with other metals. Most often it is found in steels and metal alloys for different metal properties, but it is also used in the production of batteries and permanent magnets.


Brass is a metal alloy consisting of copper and zinc. It’s often preferred over other metal alloys for its color, which is why doorknobs are often made of brass. However, brass is used in many other applications as well, such as bearings, gears, locks, valves, fittings, musical instruments and more.


Copper is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, as a building material, and as a constituent of various metal alloys, such as sterling silver used in jewelry, cupronickel used to make marine hardware and coins, and constantan used in strain gauges and thermocouples for temperature measurement.


Bronze usually is a golden hard, brittle metal. The properties depend on the specific composition of the alloy as well as how it has been processed. Bronze is highly ductile and exhibits low friction against other metals. Many bronze alloys display the unusual property of expanding a small amount when solidifying from a liquid into a solid. Bronze has many other unique properties that make it useful in many different applications.


Titanium is a lightweight, high-strength, low-corrosion structural metal and is used in alloy form for parts in the aerospace and medical medical industries. Titanium is a useful metal in the handling of chemicals because of it’s corrosion resistance and in applications where having a light but strong metal is crucial to the process.


There are many different specialized products available in these special metals. As it relates to CNC Machining and manufacturing there are many different applications for each type of metal and how it would be used in making other products.